4. NEWS IN PICTURES Issue 668 5 – 11 April 2019 FirstNews LONDON, UK HONG KONG, CHINA PLANS have been unveiled for the MSG Sphere, a state-of-the-art music and entertainment venue at Stratford. At nearly 90 metres tall, the spherical venue would be wrapped in triangular LED panels to show still and moving images. TOKYO, JAPAN BUILDINGS in Victoria Harbour before, and after, turning off lights during Earth Hour 2019. Earth Hour saw famous landmarks around the world, along with homes and businesses, switch off their lights for one hour on 30 March. PARIS, FRANCE PEOPLE row boats near cherry trees at the Chidorigafuchi Moat. The blossom only lasts one week and marks the beginning of spring. For the Japanese, the short-lived existence of the blossom symbolises the fleeting nature of life. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TOURISTS walk on a giant photographic work by French artist JR, as part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid. From the right angle, the artwork creates the illusion of the pyramid extending into the ground. ONE of three new Sumatran tiger cubs at Taronga Zoo makes its first public appearance. The cubs were born on 17 January to eight-year-old Kartika, and are part of a regional breeding programme for Sumatran tigers. 3 ISSUES FOR £1 SUBSCRIBE.FIRSTNEWS.CO.UK
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